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Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today British Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Frank Baker, to discuss recent regional

developments and progress in the anti-ISIL campaign. Both officials agreed to increase cooperation to continue the fight against terror and address conditions that led to the rise of extremist ideology. They stressed that developments should not impact our bilateral partnership and commitment to the war on terror. The meeting also touched the upcoming referendum in …

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Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today a delegation of from the Iraqi National Congress (INC) led by Secretary General Aras Habib Karim to discuss preparations for the upcoming referendum on 25 September 2017, Iraq’s next parliamentary elections and ongoing political disagreements between Erbil and Baghdad.

  During the meeting officials reviewed at length bedrock differences between Erbil and Baghdad and political conditions that led to the rise of extremism. Chancellor Barzani called for an honest dialogue between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq’s political parties to address a question that has lingered for over a century. He said, ‘The way forward …

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Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today a delegation of Christian clergymen led by by Archibishops Bashar Warda and Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf to discuss the situation in liberated territories from ISIL and Iraq’s next chapter, including the upcoming referendum in September 2017.

During the meeting the officials reviewed measures to strengthen the already strong co-existence in the Kurdistan Region and ensure that it remains a safe haven for communities fleeing war and persecution. Chancellor Barzani said, ‘We are determined to present a better model in the Middle East. The Kurdistan Region will remain a home and beacon …

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Yesterday’s decision identifying the date for the referendum was significant and historic chapter in the Kurds’ struggle to independence.

  It was also an honor for all the participants and factions who attended the meeting. I hope all sides will support the referendum. I call on you to vote YES in the referendum on 25/9/2017.

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Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today India’s Deputy Minister for External Affairs, Mr. Amar Sinha, to discuss bilateral relations and Iraq’s next chapter after the anti-ISIL campaign.

  During the meeting both officials reviewed measures to increase political and economic relations. They also discussed India’s contributions to the Kurdistan Region, including treatment of wounded Peshmerga. Chancellor Barzani said, ‘This war requires a multi-facet campaign covering military, political and economic conditions to address the root cause for the rise of extremism.’ Speaking about …

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Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today Australia’s Deputy Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Tim Stapleton, to discuss progress in the campaign against ISIL, bilateral ties between the Kurdistan Region and Australia and recent regional political and military developments.

During the meeting, both officials reviewed bilateral relations between the Kurdistan Region and Australia. They also discussed Australia’s contributions in the anti-ISIL campaign and further measures to support the Kurdistan Region in the fight against terror. Mr. Stapleton expressed his country’s appreciation for the role of Peshmerga Forces in the fight against ISIL. He also …

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The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani received today Mohammed Haji Mahmoud, Secretary General of the Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party.

During the meeting both officials discussed recent political and military events in the wider region and internal developments in Kurdistan, including challenges after the war on Islamic State (ISIL). On independence of Kurdistan, both officials agreed that the people of Kurdistan will not retreat as sovereignty is guarantees to prevent a repeat of atrocities against …

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Chancellor Masrour Barzani meets John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services and Ranking Member Jack Reed

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Mesrûr Barzanî û McGurk behsa têkiliyên navbera Amerîka û Kurdistanê kir

          Di çarçoveya serdana xwe ya bo Amerîkayê de, Şêwirmendê civata ewlekariya Kurdistanê Mesrûr Barzanî, îro li Washingtonê li gel nûnerê taybetî yê Serokê Amerîkayê bo karûbarên hevpeymaniya cîhanî ya li dijî DIŞIê Breet McGurk civiya. Di civînê de Mesrûr Barzanî û McGurk behsa şerê li dijî terorîstên DIŞIê û têkiliyên …

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Chancellor Masrour Barzani received today UK Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to the Kurdistan Region, Lieutenant General Tom Beckett, to review progress in the anti-ISIL campaign and UK’s long-term support the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Forces.

Chancellor Barzani welcomed UK’s commitment to train and support Peshmerga Forces after ISIL’s defeat in Iraq. He emphasised the importance of integrating and arming the Region’s armed forces in line with enduring threats from terrorism and a regional security strategy. Lieutenant Beckett cited high-level dialogue with KRG officials in partnership with the United States and …

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